Where Science and Magic Meet
with Dr. Serena Roney-Dougal
This talk explores the world of the mind and magic. Parapsychology is the scientific investigation of the tools of magic, the psychic ability of our minds and the psychology of states of mind conducive to the practice of the psychic arts for healing, clairvoyance, divination, ritual, etc. Parapsychology seems to be uncovering the basic root elements of all religions and beliefs -The Perennial Philosophy.
One of the findings of parapsychology is that all psi works through the subliminal mind. Its language is symbolic as in poetry, myth and legends – throughout the world these are the same. When thinking at this level we are linking with the world mind, the mind of the planet; we are the thinking, creative aspect of the planet.
The pineal gland, which has long been called the third eye and seat of the soul, makes an hallucinogen which is similar to the active ingredient in a vine used by Amazonian peoples specifically for shamanic purposes. The pineal is also exquisitely sensitive to changes in the earth’s magnetic field which helps us to understand the importance of places such as sacred sites. In giving us a scientific grounding for magic, parapsychology is giving us a science of the spirit, so that we can grow a world-view in tune with our times that will be in harmony with what our planet needs for survival.
It is time for us to once more look to our myths and legends of the fair folk who used to dance in these lands, and the perennial philosophy of mysticism and the old religion that is connected with these spirits of the earth.
Glastonbury Town Hall
Doors open 7pm. Talk begins promptly at 7.30pm
£6.00 per person